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Bill Radke

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Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012 

Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review. After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of past show, Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR. 

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report and returned to KUOW in 2012.

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Nordstrom's flagship store in Downtown Seattle
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Bill Radke talks to Cal McAllister, he is the co-founder and executive creative director of The Wexley School For Girls about Nordstrom's expensive, faux mud caked jeans. 

Bill Radke speaks with Wes Hurley, the co-director of the award-winning autobiographical documentary short Little Potato. Hurley explains the hardships of growing up gay in Russia and the mysterious channel 3 which began broadcasting American films, giving his family hope as they struggled to make it to America. He also discusses the culture shock of moving from Vladivostok to Seattle in the late 90s. 

Bill Radke speaks with State Senator Phil Fortunato about his new bill which would allow Washington State counties to redefine their borders. Fortunato's bill is especially aimed at King County, where he thinks ideas like minimum wage and safe consumption sites are problems that originate from Seattle and shouldn't be allowed to affect the rest of King County. The Senator feels places like Renton and Kent would be in better shape if they were allowed to cleave off from the city. 

Bill Radke talks with David Bowling, and Derek Wentorf about homelessness in East King County. David Bowling is Executive Director of Congregations for the Homeless. Derek Wentorf is Director of Homeless Youth Services at Friends of Youth.

Football
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Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times education reporter Claudia Rowe about an investigation into improper recruitment practices by the Garfield High School football team. Rowe reports on two teens from Texas who were brought up to play football for Garfield but given little support and sent back to Texas after the football season was over. 

Bill Radke talks to Jake Beattie, the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center, about the recent incident where a boat ran into a gray whale. Beattie explains why boat may mistakenly run into whales, how often it happens and what could have prevented this crash.  

Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo
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Bill Radke talks to Ijeoma Oluo, local writer and editor at large of The Establishment, about her interview with Rachel Dolezal for The Stranger and why Oluo hopes it will be the last conversation she has on the topic. 

Washington State Capitol
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Bill Radke speaks with KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the special legislative session that began today in the state's capitol. The legislature needs to hammer out a state budget before the June 30 deadline. Also, lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to fully fund education in the state.

Bill Radke talks to Emily Parkhurst, editor in chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal about how the Seattle business community feels about the candidates who are running for mayor of Seattle. 

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This week the man accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was 15 has revealed his identity. D.H. is Delvonn Heckard, a 46-year-old Kent man. Murray once again denied ever having a sexual relationship with Heckard.

Meanwhile, Seattle's mayoral race just grew by two candidates. Former mayor Mike McGinn announced he will be running along with waterfront activist Cary Moon.

What is protest music anymore?

Apr 20, 2017
Photo Credit: Brady Harvey/Museum of Pop Culture

Bill Radke speaks with NPR music writer Ann Powers about the current state of protest music. Powers is moderating a panel discussing politics and music at The Pop Conference 2017 happening at MoPop this weekend. Also joining the conversation is local poet, songwriter and singer for the band The Flavr Blue, Hollis Wong Wear. 

Screenshot of a brain hat knitting tutorial by Studio Knit on YouTube
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What to wear to a protest march for science?  It's a serious debate on the March for Science, Seattle Facebook page.

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Bill Radke talks to Nick Zentner, Central Washington University geologist, about how the Northwest landscape got so impressive and what geological wonders we can spot around us. 

Bill Radke talks to Leslie Briner who leads training on sexual abuse and human trafficking. She says young people who end up on the streets often turn to sex to survive.

Bill Radke talks with Emily Parkhurst, editor-in-chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Parkhurst discusses President Donald Trump's most recent executive order which orders a review of H1-B visas. Parkhurst explains that these visas are what bring much of the specialized tech workers to the U.S., but that there is also a high potential for fraud and exploitation of immigrants.

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